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5:00 PM on 02.23.2013

Make Skyrim look amazing using over 200 mods

It's been over a year since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released, and the modding community has been feverishly working at creating content for this magnificent game. I already covered Skyrim aft...

Joshua Derocher


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




4:00 PM on 10.20.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Mount & Blade

Mount & Blade is one of my favorite games on PC. It's an open-ended world that allows just about anything. If you want to be a traveling merchant, a mercenary for hire, a thieving bandit king, or the champion ge...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 08.05.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Fallout

The Fallout series has become popular with the current generation of gamers thanks to Bethesda's Fallout 3 and Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas. If Fallout 3 was your first trip into the post-apocalyptic wasteland, you might wan...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 04.21.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Thief: Deadly Shadows

Thief: Deadly Shadows is the third game in the Thief series. You sneak around in the shadows to steal things, but did you know that this game also has zombies in it? Did you know that there are open-world areas with side...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 03.17.2012

Weekend Modder's Guide: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a shooter, an RPG, a trading simulator, and a survival horror game all wrapped up in one. It has a rich and deep game world, but its depth has probably scared away most people from trying to tackle this ambi...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 02.18.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Baldur's Gate 1+2

As a fan of role-playing games, you have probably heard people talk about Baldur's Gate. It's almost always brought up in discussions about the genre and is often considered to be one of the best RPGs of all time. Baldur...

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 02.11.2012

Weekend Modder's Guide: Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one my favorite games of all time. It received mixed critical responses, was buggy as hell when it came out, and probably could have used at least another year of development time....

Joshua Derocher

4:00 PM on 02.04.2012

The Weekend Modder's Guide: Skyrim (2012)

This week, I'm not going to be talking about an older game. Rather, I'll be talking about something fairly new: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, the game looks great as it is, but we all know the PC can look far better than ...

Joshua Derocher



Weekend Modder's Guide: Planescape: Torment photo
Weekend Modder's Guide: Planescape: Torment
by Joshua Derocher

We're introducing a new regular feature here on Dtoid for all of you PC gamers. The Weekend Modder's Guide will take a game, usually an older one, and show you how to breathe new life into it. PC gaming has a strong legacy of great games, and unlike consoles you can usually run older software on your new PC. Unfortunately, time has not been kind to a lot of games.

We used to play them at 640x480 with no problem, but now that will make us cringe. Thankfully, good PC titles have a lot of dedicated fans who are willing to keep updating them long after the developers stop. Fan-made patches can add widescreen, add HD textures, fix bugs, finish content that wasn't included originally, and they can even add brand new content.

Planescape: Torment is one of the best RPGs ever made. It focuses on its story -- one that is witty, funny, deep, and engaging -- and pulls this off well. Black Isle wanted to make an RPG where death didn’t stop the game; it's actually part of your character's story to die over and over again. You have the power to resurrect your party too, so you never have to worry about being penalized for dying. This doesn’t mean that the game is easy, though.

Since Planescape's graphics are hand drawn, they don't suffer from the aging of a 3D game made in the same era. In fact, once you increase the resolution and do some tweaks to speed things up, it looks really good. The animations are smooth and detailed, and all the environments are fleshed out and stylized. I'm going to show you how to install all of the mods you need to play this fantastic game in HD.

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